GOP introduces bill to patch MT highway funding shortage

Legislative Republicans Monday introduced a bill to shore up the state highway fund this year – a move they said would enable the state to finance $144 million worth of construction projects that have been delayed.

“We know it’s a temporary fix, but we’ve got to get the money back in there, so we can proceed with these jobs,” said Rep. Greg Hertz, R-Polson, the sponsor of House Bill 203.